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proposing republicans in pennsylvania and three other states obama won, they're trying to eliminate the winner take all system of awarding electoral votes. why not? that way republicans can win electoral votes in states they lose. a good deal. >>> new jersey governor chris christie finally meets his idol that he's seen in concert more than 100 times. the governor and "the boss" bruce springsteen. this is "hardball," the place for politics. and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients
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is the state that produces the automobiles for america that without president obama and the bailout of the auto industry, probably wouldn't in business right now. you've got to governor down there instituting right to work policies that are against the interests of 30% of every living person in michigan. 30% of the residents in michigan live in a family that is associated with a labor union. instead, they focus on taking away women's rights, standing for the most extreme lmentses of the tea party that got rejected in this last election. my point is this, huge opportunities for democratic governors in those states to point out and make sure that we have governors who are focused on balanced budgets and creating jobs not standing in the way of women rights, minority rights, and all the other areas of social radical right politics that is defined if republican party an republican governors in general. >> let me ask about california. do you expect the governor to seek re-election in 2014? secondly in pennsylvania you are challenged to a republican governor and pennsylvania has a long tradition to h
and virginia. after president obama's first victory, those two states where a pretty big embarrassment to the democratic party. how are you thinking of those going into next year? chris christie has pretty high approval ratings. i do not know if you think that will turn of democrats who want ran against him. also, what do you think of the race in virginia? >> less talk about the record so the viewing audience knows. there were 11 contested races for governor across the nation. democratic governors won eight of the 11. there were lots of stories about how democrats were going to lose. we won them. we won races that the press did not expect us to win. we won new hampshire. won in montana. he is going to do great things in the great state of montana. we won in washington state. he has been focused on economic development. we won there in a tight race. we come here with an association that is well organized and understand how to win even when we have less resources and our friends. having said that, none could 2014 -- in 2014 will be huge. in 2013 there too big races. we're very optimistic
terrorist attacks on the united states. >> how has president obama described this war? >> when i think of afghanistan, i think the 14-year-old girl that the taliban shot because she wanted girls to go to school. i think we will get out of there and we stick to the president's timetable and get out in an orderly fashion, not the end of next year but the end of 2014. >> the president you currently admire, he deemed the war on afghanistan a war of necessity unquote. is it still a war of necessity? >> it was a war of necessity when we went in. it was bungled early on. and a lot of people paid the price. no not a happy story. >> do you think the president should pull the forces out? >> yes, we are there because we have been there. it is a ridiculous continuation. putting american soldiers at risk. the afghanis are just as dangerous to us now as were any one of the rebel groups. i think pat was right, at one point we thought this would be a haven for al qaeda and that's why we went in there, but i don't think that's an issue anymore that should justify what we're doing. it is not worth the c
as the tax collectors of the welfare state. >> has president obama's position hardened over the past few days. >> i don't know. i am just thinking how sweet it is what pat just sate. i agreed with everything you just said. i think it is always dangerous to be complacent that there is going to be a deal, given the stakes and the hardened political line, but ever since the speaker put revenue on the table, the republicans have been breaking rank, and i think they really don't want to go down protecting the tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. and you do see the beginnings of a deal. they will probably drag it out a bit longer, because each side wants to show their base that they're fighting very hard. but i think reasonableness may descend on washington and it is something that we should all applaud. >> ryan grim, do you think we will have reasonable connection on this? >> i don't think so. there was another meeting on thursday, and the white house made it very clear that they're not giving much. the white house feels very burned by the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations. they feel like th
for president obama, colorado was a swing state. the people of those states have spoken and for the federal government now to come in and say, we want to quash your popular mandate, there are political risks to doing that. >> reporter: there is also some precedent from medical marijuana, which is already legal in 18 states and the district of columbia. but don't think that even medical marijuana is exempt from possible department of justice scrutiny. a case decided by the supreme court during the bush administration says the feds can go after that too. president obama also said earlier this year that we're not going to be legalizing weed anytime soon. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> joe, thank you very much. >>> egypt's president is trying to diffuse the biggest crisis he's faced. about an hour ago, mohamed morsi canceled a decree giving him sweeping powers which ignited furious demonstrations. reza sayah joins me now from cairo with more on that. reza, is it enough, will the protesters go home or is this about more than the decree. >> reporter: for some protesters, for some opposition leade
rico rodriguez, and the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you, rico. >> thank you. >> hi, guys. how are you doing? we are going to read a story. what do you think we are going to read? 'twas the night before christmas. rico and i are going to take turns. are you ready? 'twas the night before christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. >> the children -- >> and mama and her kerchief and i and my cat had settled our brains for a long winter's nap. >> when alice on the roof there arose such a clatter i sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and the sash. >> the moon on the crest of the new fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below. 1 what to my wondering eyes should appear? but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. >> i knew in a moment and must be saint nick. >> more rapid than eagles, he whistled and shouted and called them by name. >> now dancer, now dasher, on comment, and to but, on donner and listen. >> to
, they control the house, senate, and the governorship, even though it's a state that barack obama carried. they got this through in the house and senate, it's a big deal, a poiseen pill for the unions, they hate right to work. i think it's a smart move economically, a lot of new businesses, when looking at building new factories or plans, they will not even consider states that are right to work. so much of the growth in this country is in the right to work states. i think if it passes, and it will probably be tuesday or wednesday when we get a final vote on this, i think it puts michigan with a 10% or 11% unemployment rate, back on the map. >> and one of the highest union states in the country, did a lot to help reelect president obama, is steven correct that this actually, economically, makes sense, even if politically it seems kind of out of step? >> i go back and forth on this one. on the downside, it means slower wage growth than would have been the case. that's why businesses want this. i think steven is right. it will lead to more jobs. michigan is at a disadvantage against some of
join me in welcoming the first laid of the united states of america, michelle obama. [applause] >> thank you. you're such a gentleman. >> thank you. >> how are you doing? >> we're going to read a story. what do you think we're going to read? >> twass the night before christmas. >> we're going to take turns this year, okay. you ready? >> yes. >> twass the night before christmas when all through the house not a crechure was stirring, not even a mouse. the stockings were hung by the which i amny with care in homes that is the nicholas would soon be there. the children were in their beds while visions of sugeplums danced in their heads. >> we had just settled our brain for a long winters nap. >> when out on the lawn arose such a clatter i sprange from the fwode see what was the matter. >> i tore open the shutters and threw open the sash. >> the snow gave the luster to objects below. when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a minute chure sleigh and 8 tine rain deer. >> way driver so lively and quick i knew it must be is the nick. >> they came and he whistled and shouted and
florida total, barack obama did when the state of florida barely edging out al gore. another problem for our state. florida, you can spell it without the. and honestly, if you go to that date county election bureau official website it says election ready. it does. almost impossible this could happen. twelve years ago. everyone remembers 2000. they could not figure out which will. people of florida, if you are behind -- year in a left turn lane with and marijuana pointing left and behind a car, usually is to people in the 1998 buick. a light changes, there's a green arrow pointing left. with the flock. usually have to wait a couple of cycles. what i want to do is to make it more friendly for florida voters. instead of using words, pictures. you would go by poking under candid it's eyeballs. follow what happened, the poke up their own eyeballs. the ballot was really, really long. long questions are written by lawyers from mars. at first it was an english, and then it was in spanish. then it was in creole and then calling on. by the time you get to the yes or no part you have to go back
islamists who have a thee logical reason to go after the state of israel. this is a much more dangerous world and barack obama is responsible for it. because he engendered this movement by throwing mubarak under the bus -- >> perhaps you're overstating how much influence he had over being able to keep the previous pharaoh in power in egypt. what would you do about syria at this point that looks to be a regime on the brink of something and not a lot of great options? >> that's the problem. you asked me the question because of the policies of this administration we have two horrible options. which horrible option do you want to take? do you want a dictator alied with iran bg
secretary of state for obama, which surprised lots of people, her advisers said, look, this is the perfect resume building action. and number two, if you run in 2016, you will be younger than ronald reagan was when he was inaugurated, and as we know, women are so much healthier than men, particularly at that age. >> helene, i talked to a democratic senator this week who said, she's absolutely running. given everything that she's doing, how she's reaching out to supporters and positioning herself, it will put a lot of pressure on other democrats as to whether they want to try to stand in the way. >> i think it is. what i think is so interesting is just how skillfully she has navigated all of the foreign policy crises of the last four years, and managed to come out of the last four years relatively unscathed. she's stayed away from the israel-mideast, the most contentious domestically and politically national security issue. which is the palestinians and israel. she stayed away from that. she hasn't been dragged into any of that. she somehow has managed to come out of the benghazi thing unsc
that there neighborhoods in the united states where president obama got 97 to 97 a% of the vote. the turnout level strikes me as possibly suspicious. philadelphia has been a place that's had some pretty irregular election procedures in the past. >> we had a lot of people come out on election day, so that's great. what i want to do now is sit down with the secretary of state and say how can we improve this. >> with sometimes scary sometimes shaky claim of voter fraud and lawsuits of voter i.d. six and seven 8 hour waiting lines this was ugly contentious election. one of the rising stars of the republic party pushed through a tough photo i.d. requirement in his state. we will talk to chris about it. niger the racial quality believes that efforts to crackdown on voter fraud are actually aimed at cutting down votes. so niger, welcome to you, secretary kobach welcome to you. secretary to you first, is this one of a certain magnitude or really is a solution chasing a problem? >> well, there is no question we have voter fraud pockets of it all over the countrifully kansas, even where you know, you wouldn't knows
announced his decree. >> they did that the day after sitting down with with secretary of state hillary clinton. >> he clearly, morsi clearly felt emboldened to take that step. what president obama in six telephone conversation with president morsi before the cease-fire, as you said secretary of state there in egypt. whether there was a wink and a nod or body language, we don't know but morsi took it he would have a free hand and i believe that's why he acted. >> we'll see what happens this saturday, the clock it ticking. six days to go. embassador john bolton, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> the fighting in syria's spilling into neighboring lebanon. take a listen here. you can hear the gunshots. the rocket-propelled grenades and more tar fire are in the streets. supporters of bashar al-assad exchanging gunfire. more than a dozen people have been killed, more than 60 wounded. >> as unrest in other parts of the world, europe, in spain, a developing conflict over medical workers. they're taking to the streets to protest budgets cuts and plans to privatize hospitals in spain. thou
though it's a state that barack obama carried. they got this through in the house and senate. it's a big deal, it's a poison pill for the eurounions, they h right to work. a lot of new businesses when they're looking at building new factories or building new plants, they won't even consider states that are not right to work. so much of the growth in this country is in the right to work states. so i think economically, if it passes, it will be probably tuesday or wednesday when we get a final vote on this, i think it puts michigan, a state with a 10%, 11% unemployment rate, puts that state right back on the nap. >> si stephen correct that this actually economically makes sense, even if politically, it seems kind of like out of step with the times? >> i go worback and forth on th on the down side, it goes for slower wages. i think steven is right, it will lead to more jobs, i mean michigan is at a disadvantage against some of the right to work states that are just south of it and its lost a lot of the auto jobs to places like kentucky and tennessee and indiana. and this will probably make
at the states rights folks, they would disagree with the characterization of round 2 of obama care with the supreme court upholding it. you're right the supreme court upheld obama care. what the states rights will point to sleeper strands in that opinion that are pro states rights. chief justice roberts for a majority of the court said it violates congress's power under the commerce clause. he's placing real restrictions on the commerce power which has been the ace through which the federal government exerted authority over the nation. second, there are real restrictions placed in the restriction clause rather than the individual mandate. that spending clause restriction is going to be significant. these are seeds to not be too much of a conspiracy theorist that the supreme court is planting that it expects to grow in the future. people who are concerned with state's rights are reading that opinion saying we have allies in the supreme court now. we can do more. >> it's part of why the reelection of president obama was so critical was because we're looking at potentially two more su
of the united states, i look at this and say i can't imagine barack obama or any politician doing this. >> the gun that was used contained two 15-round clips. this man in a manic state was walking down the subway aisle and one of the reasons we ought to pass the crime bill is senator feinstein's amendment to limit assault weapons would make the 15-round clips illegal. they are not necessary for hunting or sports. i hope that this will give more to the need to act urgently to deal with the unnecessary problems of gun violence in the country. >> so, he's making an explicit call for legislation in response to a gun tragedy. it's worth pointing out. the only thing that barack obama has done on guns was make it easier to carry them in national parks. that is basically his record on guns for the last four years. david, you look at that, look at clinton and where we are right now. it's been more than a decade since columbine. are you at all optimistic about guns becoming an issue in politics? >> my optimism comes and goes. it had been low but it's starting to work its way up a little bit. tha
states is not engaged. and specific incidents when barack obama decided to pull all american troops out of iraq. an unprecedented step at the end of a conflict like that and i think that everybody in that region saw that and went, we can step in order and this is the result. >> do we have any options, bret? >> look, with a more engaged administration, we would be imposing a no-fly zone over a corners of syria and we could destroy assad's helicopters, which he's using against his own people and we could try to secure the chemical sites, we know with a high degree of position where they are. and unless we do that, we're going to be facing a deepening nightmare there. >> paul: let's turn to egypt, matt, is morsi and the muslim brotherhood staging, in essence, a coup? >> they're trying to continue -- i mean, it's a block in an egypt sense that he health two years ago, morsi would say to unblock it, to get rid of the courts, the military in his way, i've won elections and it's time to govern this country and the problem is half the country does not agree with him and the other problem, what
states, considering it to be the movement of chemical weapons to extremists and obama administration said their trigger for action would be any move by syria to use the weapons. >>gregg: how about this, could michelle obama have a future in our political insiders will weigh in on that. >>heather: and a guaranteed investment, but why are so many investors turning their back on gold at this time? gold at this time? that is ahead. only citi price d automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. citi pr♪ e rewind. ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>heather: turning now to your money, gold. it has been seen as a safe investment in tough times with prices soaring but it could be losing some of its luster. we will bring in brenda who will
that it closed the opportunity for a two-state solution. >> you're the last administration that really applied pressure on this issue. do you think the obama administration should be doing more to try to press israel? >> well, i think what the obama administration needs do if they -- you know, the middle east is in chaos right now, and israel's going to be affected by that. and it's going to be affected in my view adversely by that. so i think what the administration needs to do is before more hands on and try to promote arab/israeli peace. that involves a whole lot more things than just settlements, and i think it was a mistake, for instance, for president obama in the first term to make -- fight on settlements. evan everybody in the united states don't want settlements but it was a mistake for him to go out and say no morriset morrisetteleme morrisettelement. as soon as it was push back, they caved. if you're going to take that position, you don't case. i think what's needed is a hands-on approach involved everything. not just settlements, but everything el. get the parties back to the table
a.i.g. says it will suffer a $1.3 billion loss in the wake of super storm sandy. president obama is asking $6gress for $60 billion in ederal aid for states hit hard by the storm. here's john bentley. nt reporter: more than a month after hurricane sandy slammed snto long island, workers are fill digging out from the damage. >> i'm here to coordinate the workers so they successfully clean up all the debris. >> reporter: angela bosco is the manager of this program in hauppauge, new york. out of work since march she got thatjob because of a government grant that only hires those who ire unemployed. d i never would imagine it riuld take a hurricane to bring me to a county position. it was like a blessing, actually. >> reporter: with tons of debris still left to clean up from hurricane sandy, the state themployment arrest almost 9%, this program hopes to solve two problems at once-- getting all of this cleaned up, getting people back to work. the super storm leveled businesses across new york. this program is aimed at the 50,000 new yorkers who lost heir jobs, according to governor an
teammate jerry brown jr. police believe brent was drunk when the accident happened. >>> president obama visits union-heavy michigan tomorrow. a state he won easily last month and now the center of new labor protests. the michigan legislature is close to passing a right to work law and that is not sitting well with workers in the state where organized labor was born. one of the biggest labor unions in the country, united auto workers, is firmly against the law which limits the unions' power. michigan's republican governor says he'll sign the bill if it hits his desk this week. >>> we heard from the boss of a radio station behind that london hospital prank. the joke apparently led to the suicide of a nurse who worked there. the australian network chairman calls the death truly tragic and says they're waiting for the full investigation to be complete. two australian deejays called the hospital impersonating british royals and managed to get personal information about prince william easily wife. the nurse who took the call was found dead two days later. the hospital says the deejays' prank
to be a democratic state if this keeps on? and the two state solution, it would be really extraordinarily sad. >> u you oar the last in the administration that really applied pressure on this administration. do you think the obama administration should be trying to press israel will abstain? >> i think what the obama administration needs to do is -- you know the mideast is in chaos right now and israel is going to be affected a versely by that. what i think the obama administration needs to do is become more hands on in trying to promote arab israeli peace, peace between the israelis and the palestinians. that involved a whole lot more things than just settlements. and i think it was a mistake for instance for president obama in his first term to come out and make the fight on settlements. every administration in the united states has opposed settlements because they create facts on the ground that promote opportunities for peace. but it was a mistake for him to go out and say no more settleme settlements, no more expansion settlements and the secretary of state said the same thing and the minute t
to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of gay marriage. the high court agreed to hear two important cases, prop 8 out of california and doma out of new york. a federal court recently overturned prop 8 after the measure passed by voters. the court will decide if doma violates the fifth amendment of equal protection under the law that applies to same-section couples legally married in other states. >>> today is a very happy day for same-section couples in washington state. it is the first day they can marry under the new law, legalizing gay marriage. couples began lining up for licenses early thursday morning. some courthouses opened up at midnight for the ceremonie
. then president obama lighting the national christmas tree, all by the capitol christmas tree lighting ceremony with speaker john boehner. on newsmaker, the vermont governor, the new chairman at the democratic governors' association, talks about the state issues including employment and the affordable care act as well as the fiscal cliff and plant the 2013 and 2014 elections. newsmakers is live sunday at 10:00 a.m.. then we will again at 6 eastern on c-span. -- we wil show uiit again at 6 eastern on c-span3 >> we have not coordinated care. all these sources we have end up having so many cracks that they are as harmful as the diseases we are treating. you have to step back and ask, are we hurting people overall on the global level? what are we doing sometimes? now we have the institute of medicine report saying 30% of everything we do may not be necessary in health care. 30% of all the medications we prescribed, the tests we order, the procedures. this is something i think which is for the first time really being called out as a problem. >> dysfunction in the u.s. health care industry. the docto
on the senate foreign relation committee in the new congress, will president obama make a mistake to -- condoleezza -- susan rice for secretary of state. >> ambassador rice is viewed as a political operative and i don't think he'll nominate her. i really don't. that time has come and gone. as i said, i'll give any nominee a fair hearing and i will in this case but i think the president realizes on both sides of the aisle there are concerns about the fact that she is such a political operative and not viewed, chris as a principal. >> chris: let me quickly and i'll ask you, senator. you don't think she'd pass the senate? >> well, i don't know what will happen. obviously, there are many people like me that always give nominees a fair hearing. i don't think she is going to be nominated for a lot of reasons. >> chris: and senator schumer, briefly? >> yes. the solution here, a lot of republicans don't want to vote for susan rice. if she is nominated by the president, and i think he is very capable, they shouldn't filibuster, they don't have to vote for her but don't require 60 votes to
unions, 24% say same-sex couples should not be allowed to enter in any union. president obama has come out in favor of same-sex marriage though he wants to leave it to the state issue. some people as bill suggested are comparing this to the 70s when opinion was evolving on abortion. the states seemed to work it out and the court came down with a big ruling and 40 years later we're having a holy war on the issue. how do you see the court reacting? do you see some creating a constitutional right or are they narrow and modest? >> it would be a surprise if they did a broad ruling. justice -- that map tells the story when you look at that many states who have banned it versus how many approved it. it gives you a sense of where the country is. it's moving in the direction and i do expect at some point it will be -- the court will rule on it and rule it is a constitutial right, which is my personal view. but i think right now i would expect them to do something more narrow, maybe like the appeals court did in california. the lower court found it was a constitutional right and appeals court sa
? ♪ lou: mich., about to become the naon's 204th to right to work state next week. michigan's republican governor ys he wil sign the legislation after a final vote tuesday. coincidently, prident obama will be traveling to a detroit auto plan monday. the trip announced wednesday as part of an effort to drum up support for hiking taxes on the rich. you would think you'd have to campaign for that. the president also opposes what it -- right to work laws. ybe it is more than a coincidence that he wil be in michigan. in the meantime, angry liberal michael moore's sounding off on the latest right to work developments in michigan. the filmmaker and a major meltdown on twitter writing he was enraged. he called on people to revolt. if you write, direct, added, shoot, or do sound for me and my next movie you will not work for me unless you belong to the union. but the thing at surprised e there is, thought you already had to be a union member to wo onis movies. he ay be hearing from a few unions themselves. george zimmerman, the man accused of killing a florida teenager martin is suing abc news co
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